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Smith, Cherokee Extensions to present Backyard Chicken Program

JACKSONVILLE, August 16, 2013—The Smith County and Cherokee County Extension Services will present a Backyard Chicken Program on Friday, September 6, at the Cherokee County Expo Center in Jacksonville.

Registration for the event will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. The cost of the program is $25.00, which includes lunch.

Speakers will be Dr. Greg Archer, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist Breeder and Hatchery Management TAMU, and Dr. Joey Bray, Assistant Professor and Director of Poultry Science.

Topics covered will include Breeds, Nutrition, Disease, Rules and Regulations, Backyard Broiler Management, and a Farm Tour of Papa Skinny’s Farm.

For additional information, or to register for the event, please call 903-590-2980, or 903-683-5416. Those wishing to participate must register by Aug. 30.

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